Intel Core i5-9600K vs Intel Core i5-8550

Intel Core i5-9600K
Intel Socket 1151DESKTOP
3700 MHz / Cores: 6 / Sep 2018
Intel Core i5-9600K

Intel Core i5-8550
Intel Socket 1151DESKTOP
3000 MHz / Cores: 6 / Sep 2018
Intel Core i5-8550

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • Intel Core i5-9600K
    113%
  • Intel Core i5-8550
    100%

Relative performance

Single thread performance index

  • Intel Core i5-9600K
    104%
  • Intel Core i5-8550
    100%

Relative performance

Multi thread performance index

  • Intel Core i5-9600K
    123%
  • Intel Core i5-8550
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider Intel Core i5-9600K

Much higher multi threaded performance (around 23% higher). This allows for higher performance in professional applications like encoding or heavy multitasking.
Around 13% higher average synthetic performance.

Reasons to consider Intel Core i5-8550

None

Intel Core i5-9600K

Gaming

HWBench recommends Intel Core i5-9600K

Based on game and synthetic benchmarks, and theoretical specifications.

Intel Core i5-9600K

Productivity

HWBench recommends Intel Core i5-9600K

Based on productivity benchmarks, overall multithreaded performance and theoretical specifications.


Specifications

Features

Intel Core i5-9600KIntel Core i5-8550
MMX
SSE
SSE2
SSE3
SSSE3
SSE4.2
AVX
AVX2
EIST
Intel 64
XD bit
VT-x
VT-d
AES-NI
TSX
TXT
CLMUL
FMA3
F16C
BMI1
BMI2
Boost 2.0

Architecture

Intel Core i5-9600KIntel Core i5-8550
ArchitectureIntel_CoffelakevsIntel_Coffelake
MarketDesktopvsDesktop
Memory SupportDDR4vsDDR4
CodenameCoffee LakevsCoffee Lake
Release DateSep 2018vsSep 2018

Cores

Intel Core i5-9600KIntel Core i5-8550
Cores6vs6
Threads6vs6
SMPs1vs1
Integrated GraphicsUHD Graphics 630vsUHD Graphics 630

Cache

Intel Core i5-9600KIntel Core i5-8550
L1 Cache64 KB (per core)vs64 KB (per core)
L2 Cache256 KB (per core)vs256 KB (per core)
L3 Cache9216 KB (shared)vs9216 KB (shared)

Physical

Intel Core i5-9600KIntel Core i5-8550
SocketIntel Socket 1151vsIntel Socket 1151
Max Case Temp72°Cvs72°C
PackageFC-LGA1151vsFC-LGA1151
Die Sizeunknownvsunknown
Process14 nmvs14 nm

Performance

Intel Core i5-9600KIntel Core i5-8550
Cpu Frequency3700 MHzvs3000 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed4500 MHzvs4300 MHz
Base Clock100 MHzvs100 MHz
Voltagevariablevsvariable
TDP95 Wvs65 W

Raw performance index

Raw single-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i5-9600K
    5400 points
  • Intel Core i5-8550
    5160 points

Points - higher is better

Raw multi-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i5-9600K
    26640 points
  • Intel Core i5-8550
    21600 points

Points - higher is better

Synthetic benchmarks

Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit

  • Intel Core i5-9600K (simulated)
    191.25
  • Intel Core i5-8550 (simulated)
    182.75

points - higher is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit

  • Intel Core i5-9600K (simulated)
    1240.82
  • Intel Core i5-8550 (simulated)
    1006.07

points - higher is better